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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2018, 15:17:23 »
Why? Your taste isn't above everyone else's, or is it?  :?

My taste is so superior to everybody else in the known galaxy that even questioning me is blasphemy.

Wee 'lil joke.

What I was originally trying to say without the tongue in cheek goofiness, is that there are 3 kinds of folks who heard the recent Slowdive album...

1. Folks who loved it
2. Folks who were like meh whatev
3. Folks who were like errr umm nope

...and if you were ALREADY in Group #1 (hooray for Group #1)...
...and you were weird enough to have a yearly ranking of albums (congrats on not being that weird lol)...
...then is there anybody who is like oh yeah I loved that Slowdive album but yeah it was like only #4 for me last year...
...because there were somehow 3 mysterious albums that were more Disintegration-Shoegaze-Awesome...
...and I was all, no way, cmon, really?

The larger point is that I have embarrassingly narrow taste.

Hope that made more sense.

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #121 on: January 19, 2018, 16:15:07 »
My taste is so superior to everybody else in the known galaxy that even questioning me is blasphemy.

Okay, boss!  :-D

The larger point is that I have embarrassingly narrow taste.

Hope that made more sense.

Yep. You can work on it.  ;)

Oh and by the way, I looked at the list I'd posted here, you can forget that one. (I think I'd already edited it once or twice.) It's sometimes really hard to tell who are my faves. Some days I might prefer the shoegazing/melancholy sound, other days I might prefer punk/rock, others I might prefer blues or singer/songwriter, others maybe classical... aaaah, I might go crazy putting all that into a coherent list...  :smth100
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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #122 on: January 19, 2018, 17:07:55 »
Currently listening this Icelandic band.... found it while browsing for Vienna concerts. Very interesting.

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #123 on: January 19, 2018, 17:16:36 »
Think this band just got a new fan! :)

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #124 on: January 20, 2018, 21:15:37 »
Wow! Impressing! Welcome to curefans.com!

Thanks.

Ok, so here we are...

31 bands remain.

Tied for 25th are the 7 bands which were mentioned 8 times each in this thread:

Kate Bush
Led Zeppelin
My Bloody Valentine
Placebo
The Beatles
The Doors
The Jesus & Mary Chain

My favorite there is MBV, but JAMC are great too.

I have never heard of The Beatles. Or Placebo. Half-joke. :)

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2018, 21:26:08 »
Tied for 23rd are the 2 artists which were mentioned 9 times each in this thread:

Bjork
Nirvana

I love Bjork too (though some of it freaks me out) - and yet have somehow never heard much from Nirvana (other than that one acoustic disc), but I was so immersed in synth-pop, shoegaze, britpop, and all the rest that I pretty much just pretended the whole grunge thing simply didn't happen. Hence the whole self-deprecating narrow taste bit.

Tied for 19th are the 4 artists which were mentioned 10 times each in this thread:

Cranes
Morrissey
Muse
The Clash

Seriously, I don't think I have ever heard Cranes, so that will be a cool project. And even though I don't really like punk, of course The Clash are fun.

I am totally in the tank for The Smiths (setting aside all the silly rivalry with The Cure from back in the day)... they hardly ever made a bad song to my ear... but Morrissey's solo stuff slowed down quickly for me... and has been dicey ever since... lots of good songs... but so much to skip... I have a rule for my Smiths/Morrissey playlist, which is that there can't be more Morrissey songs than Smiths songs... so every new meh album comes out and I tinker.

I love Muse so much, I actually went to a concert recently. I don't get out much. So that was a big deal.
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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #126 on: January 20, 2018, 21:26:38 »
Do I need to choose a band(s) here? An easy choice here: MBV and JAMCH

Anyway #np

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #127 on: January 20, 2018, 21:27:22 »
For the 23th place I go for Bjork

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #128 on: January 20, 2018, 21:27:46 »
For the 19th place I choose Cranes

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #129 on: January 20, 2018, 21:29:52 »
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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #130 on: January 20, 2018, 21:41:17 »
#np one of the best discoveries of last year...

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2018, 21:42:53 »
Tied for 17th are the 2 bands with 12 votes each...

The Mission
U2

I love U2 too even though that is uncool. Still, the one time I saw them was mid-90s from the Pop album, worst concert I ever attended. But then again, I don't get out much.

I really need to listen to The Mission - obviously I have been missing out on something special!

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Tied for 14th are the 3 bands with 13 votes each...

Mogwai
Pixies
Smashing Pumpkins

Mogwai is wonderful - though I would enjoy more experimentation from them and fewer soundtracks - but hey their classic stuff is delightful.

I am curious if any of the those Pumpkins fans like the latter stuff, as opposed to the classic albums.

Well, looks like we are basically ready for the Top 10-ish Results!...

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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #132 on: January 20, 2018, 21:49:03 »
I will present the final winners here as a simple list, and step aside, as I hereby relinquish my highjacking of this thread.

1) Joy Division (33 votes)
2) Siouxsie & The Banshees (29 votes)
3) Depeche Mode (27 votes)
4) New Order (22 votes)
t5) Pink Floyd (19 votes)
t5) The Smiths (19 votes)
t7) Bauhaus (18 votes)
t7) Interpol (18 votes)
t7) Radiohead (18 votes)
t10) Cocteau Twins (14 votes)
t10) David Bowie (14 votes)
t10) Echo & The Bunnymen (14 votes)
t10) Sisters Of Mercy (14 votes)

These final results speak for themselves - gems all.
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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #133 on: January 20, 2018, 22:04:37 »
Thanks for a fine work! I have to say, I am not too surprised about the results although I would have loved if SLowdive made it the top 10 :)
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Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Reply #134 on: January 20, 2018, 22:20:26 »
Thanks.

Yeah, I would recommend more folks to revisit Slowdive, The Chameleons, Sigur Ros, and, of course, the Pet Shop Boys... but one step at a time, right? hehe

PS - the recent Ride comeback album is also solid, though the best track is on an EP.